Oranjeboom Premium Lager

Oranjeboom Premium Lager. 5% abv. 19 IBU. Aroma of canned corn. Gold-yellow color with white head. Thick head drops fast to thin collar and some scattered lace. Taste of mild malt and corn, kinda sweet on the back end. Thin body. Very little aftertaste.

Oranjeboom ("or-rron-ya-boom") was the first beer I ever had, back in 1990. My friend Henny is from a proud Dutch family, and his dad always had a pack on hand (stored above the washing machine). I had half a warm can and hated it. Drinking it now for the first time since then, with age and an actual palate to help me out, I'm surprised to find that I don't hate it nor do I love it. It's a mediocre macro from overseas, Holland's version of a Budweiser. For me, at least it's got nostalgia.

From the brewery:

"Oranjeboom Lager Beer is an affordable Premium Imported lager beer to deliver quality beer for an affordable price. We have used the best ingredients like the freshest hops, clearest water and the best grains to come to the required taste profile. Clear, gold coloured lager beer with a nice creamy head. It comes with a classic European noble hop aroma. Oranjeboom Lager Beer is a medium dry drink and has a slightly malted taste with notes of toasted grains. It finishes with a pleasant medium long aftertaste that is nicely dry and hoppy."